About Us

Frost Opera Theater recognizes that today’s opera world is vibrant, eclectic, and ever changing.  Training, experience, and respect for tradition and innovation are central to the curriculum of opera studies at the Frost School of Music.

Performance activities reflect the broad range of programming in the twenty-first century, from Baroque opera to the most progressive works of our time.  Opera productions since 2007 have included The Rake’s Progress and Mavra (Stravinsky), Ainadamar (Golijov), Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica, Jackie O (Michael Daugherty and Wayne Koestenbaum), Die Zauberflöte, Le Nozze di Figaro,  Cosí fan tutte, Albert Herring, Strawberry Fields (Michael Torke), Ballymore, Part One: Winners (Richard Wargo), The Beggar’s Opera, L’enfant et les sortileges, Les Malheurs d’Orphée, The Little SweepDido and Aeneas, Bastien and Bastienne, and The Merry Widow.

Highlights

Renee Fleming Master Class – Frost Opera Theater Benefit, 2010 

Opera News - The Best Recordings of 2016, Frost Opera Theater – The Death of Webern (Dellaira/McClatchy)

The Center for Contemporary Opera Gala – 2011, New York City, excerpts from Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus (Libby Larsen) and Mary Shelly (Allan Jaffe/Deborah Atherton)

John Duffy Institute for New Opera Residency Workshops

Previous Awards

South Florida Classical Review

Top Ten Performances of 2016 – Frost Opera Theater, # 3: Mavra (Stravinsky), Ainadmar (Golijov)

Top Ten Performances of 2015 – Frost Opera Theater, # 2: Jackie O

(Daugherty/Koestenbaum)

2012 Honorable Mention - Marriage of Figaro

2011 Honorable Mention – Visions of Orpheus

Quotes

“It would be difficult to imagine a performance of greater musical dedication and refinement than that presented by the Frost faculty forces.”
- Frost Opera Theater brings riveting life to “Death of Webern”

“The double bill’s opening performance on Thursday night was a triumph for the gifted young singers and a top-notch production team headed by director Jeffrey Buchman.”
- Frost Opera Theater serves up outstanding performances in Puccini double bill

The University of Miami’s Frost Opera Theater production, which opened Thursday night at Gusman Concert Hall, does full justice to this brilliant comic opera. With a versatile cast and outstanding musical and theatrical direction, this Albert Herring is a high water mark for the Frost Opera Theater.
- Frost Opera Theater triumphs in delightful “Albert Herring”